What would you do if you were in charge?
As we all know: in football anything can happen at any time and you have to be prepared for a whole number of scenarios. So today I thought I`d put you in the shoes of Neil Lennon and the Bolton decision-making-people-of-high-importance.
1: It`s summer 2015. Despite suffering an injury that saw his season cut short, Liverpool have offered 4 million pounds for young attacking sensation Zach Clough. Do you reject this offer completely, issuing a hands-off warning? Do you make a counter offer? Do you accept?
2: It`s summer 2015. Club captains Matt Mills and Jay Spearing have left the club. Presuming that the rest of the current squad (not including loanees) are still in contract, who do you appoint as the captain/s for the coming season.
3 It`s November 2015. Bolton are last in the Championship despite many backing them for a top half finish under impressive manager, Neil Lennon. He has been able to spend some money to strengthen required areas over the summer and has built this squad himself. There have been few injuries or other major setbacks. Do you keep Lennon?
4 It`s January 2016. Following another impressive string of performances for the Wanderers first team, Josh Vela has attracted Premier League interest and made public his desire to move clubs. Do you let him leave? If so how much for?
5 It`s February 2016. Ben Amos and Adam Bogdan are the only two experienced goalkeepers contracted to the club. Lonergan left during the following summer and Ben Amos has started all of the league games so far. Adam Bogdan tells you in private that he needs to leave on loan in order to find first team football. Do you grant him his request and replace him with another loanee ‘keeper at the expense of 1/5 of your match day loan allowance? Do you grant him his request and stick Ross Fitzsimons on the bench until the end of the season? Do you tell him he`s staying.
Hope you enjoyed this slightly more interactive post. Great result earlier today! I look forward to seeing what you would do.